Jersey City Writers is a community of dedicated scribes who seek to develop and explore their craft by interacting with other writers. We inspire and support each other to be the best writers we can be in a fun and open social setting.
All genres are welcome. We encourage you to finish your play, your novel or your short story. Stop by and bond with other writers who understand the complicated, yet satisfying process of creating something from nothing.
If you are a local writer seeking inspiration, support and accountability…come join us!
Jump start your creativity and dust off those writing skills!
Tonight's workshop will use three upcoming writing contests as the focus of each prompt so writers can get a jump on getting published.
The goal of prompts is to move writers from their comfort zone and try a new genre, voice or character.
• What to bring
Notebook, laptop and pen, and your imagination!
Calling all poets! Jersey City Writers is now offering a weekly poetry workshop.
This workshop will start by critiquing two poems, one by each person signed up ahead of time. The workshop will end, if time permits, with one or two 10 minute writing prompts (an idea to incorporate into a poem written on the spot). Poets who sign up to be workshopped must email Sarah poem by 10am Friday so she can print copies for the group. To sign up for a workshop in advance, please contact Sarah Jewell at [masked].
While critiquing poems, we will “mind our P’s and Q’s” by Praising first what works in a poem, and then Questioning what might be improved. This helps to keep the feedback positive and constructive. If you are new to critiquing poetry, please see these guidelines:
Our philosophy is that facts can be as compelling as fiction. We are a warm, enthusiastic and supportive group, dedicated to helping each other become the best writers we can be. Two members have completed book length memoirs, getting feedback on Nonfiction Mondays, one chapter at a time. We welcome a wide range of nonfiction including essays, memoir, blog posts, articles. At each workshop, you will have the opportunity to pick a date to submit your work for review and feedback.
This Tuesday will we discuss:
AMY The Quiet Loud (novel excerpt)
KEVIN Collarbound (novel excerpt)
BETH Howard's Dish (short fiction)
Also, RACHEL will deliver her Trope or Choke piece - FirstPerson / SciFi / LGBTQIAA / MacGuffin Mania! / Dead Protagonist!
Join your fellow writers twice a month for a Writers Workshop.
In Writers Workshop, Jersey City Writers' active members review submitted work (ie., short stories, poems, scripts, etc.) in advance. We provide direct feedback on submitted pieces in a supportive and social environment.
JCW Writers Workshop guidelines for submissions:
• You must sign up for Writers Workshop in advance
• You must be an active JCW member to be scheduled
• You must keep feedback constructive and positive